Rheingau Wine Week: Ten days of enjoyment
With the 46. Rheingau Wine Week from Friday, August 11 to Thursday, August 20, Wiesbaden celebrates one of its most popular festivals. For ten days, wineries from Wiesbaden and the Rheingau present their wines and sparkling wines. As a twin city, San Sebastian presents Spanish wines. In addition to 99 wine stands, 20 gastronomic stands offer sweet and savory dishes and grilled specialties.
"The Rheingau Wine Week is a crowd puller for guests from Wiesbaden and the surrounding area, but also for tourists, who have one more reason to visit our beautiful city, especially during Wine Week," says Wiesbaden Mayor Christiane Hinninger about the festival. "Every year I look forward to the encounters, the good conversations and the wines. However, I also know that the Rheingau winegrowers are struggling with climate change - with drought and weather extremes."
In the interest of sustainability, plastic tableware and cutlery will not be used at the gastronomic stands. Also, a returnable bottle deposit will be charged again. The deposit is three euros. This is to keep the places clean and free of broken glass.
Environmental sustainability also plays a role in the official wine glass of the Wine Week: lighter glass made it less production-intensive and more environmentally friendly. It is available for three euros at the Wiesbaden Tourist Information, Marktplatz 1, and at eight selected stands at the Wine Week.
As in previous years, the stages for the bands and music groups are located on the Schlossplatz, in front of the Marktkirche and on the Dern'schen grounds. The stage in front of Wiesbaden City Hall will be the venue for the official Weinfest opening on Friday, August 11, at 5 pm.
The guests will be able to arrive and depart in a relaxed manner: for cyclists, a guarded parking lot will be available for the first time this year during the Rheingau Wine Week at the rear exit of the Marktkirche opposite Café Lumen. In addition, a wine festival ticket will be offered again: Upon presentation of the ticket, a voucher is issued, which can be redeemed for wine at selected vintners.
The 46. Rheingau Wine Week at a glance:
The stands of the Rheingau Wine Week are open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Square in front of the Market Church on Sundays from 12 p.m.) and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to midnight.
There are 122 booths (99 wine booths, 20 gastronomy booths, a water booth of the ESWE supply, a sales booth of Lotto Hesse and a charity booth "You shine a light").
The guarded bicycle parking lot is open Monday through Thursday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight.
Three stages provide musical entertainment: on the Schlossplatz, on the square in front of the Marktkirche and on the Dern'schen grounds. The bands' entertainment program ends at 10 p.m. on all ten days of the event.
Childcare is offered by the Protestant Family Education Center in the Wiesbaden deanery on Saturday, August 12 and 19, from 4 to 10 p.m. and on Sunday, August 13 and 20, from 1 to 8 p.m. in the House of the Market Church. The cost is five euros per hour or part thereof on Saturdays, and 2.50 euros for siblings. Childcare on Sundays is free thanks to the support of Wiesbaden Congress & Marketing GmbH.
Toilets are located between Marktkirche/Rathaus/Restaurant Lumen, between Marktkirche and Kindergarten and at the corner of Marktstraße/Friedrichstraße.
The first-aid station is located between Marktkirche and Kindergarten. The first-aid station is staffed Monday through Thursday from 6 p.m., Friday from 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m.
The cab stand is in its usual location on Friedrichstraße.
Further information on the 46th Rheingau Wine Week, the music program and the stand plan is available on the Internet at www.wiesbaden.de/weinwoche.